You guys! The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel news is starting to trickle in, finally! We know you’re just as excited to see Lara Jean back on the small screen, so allow us to cut to the chase — see what’s up below.
Here’s what’s happened (so far):
Release date: Unfortunately, no word on a release date yet. At this point, IMDB lists 2020 and other reports seem to confirm the same — meaning we’ve still got a ways to go until the next chapter of Lara’s love life unfolds. (Boooo!) In any case, filming has begun, which means we are getting that much closer to our light at the end of this love letter lined tunnel!
Casting updates — Who’s joining, leaving, and returning?
Who’s leaving: In a casting switcheroo, Rent and Grease: Live actor Jordan Fisher will be taking over as John Ambrose. Contrary to fan speculation that Ambrose would be reprised by Jordan Burtchett — who played the role in that unforgettable TATBILB post-credits scene — the role ultimately went to Fisher, as confirmed in March.
Who’s returning: The rest of the original cast is confirmed to come back for the sequel — and according to several of the cast members’ Instagram activity, it’s a huge love fest.
Name of the sequel — What’s it gonna be?
The working production title for the second installment is currently listed as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 2, rather than P.S. I Still Love You (the name of Book Two in Jenny Han’s original young adult series which the films are based). (Personally, I think Han’s title for the sequel is less of a mouthful.)
Yes, the band is back together!
Many of the original cast members have been confirmed to reprise their roles, including all of the Covey girls and Peter Kavinsky. Gen will be around to stir the pot a bit more and cause a bit more drama between Lara and Peter. The love triangle is about to shift from Peter, Josh, and Lara to Peter, another love letter subject, and Lara but Josh Sanderson will still be around for our girl.
Potential for a third film
Han’s series is a trilogy: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean, which means we could be in for another movie. I know this is a huge jump of the gun, the sequel was just announced with no detail, but it’s hard to think that a follow to a hugely successful first movie would flop hard enough to shut down the final installment. Noah Centenio and Lana Condor have both voiced their support for playing these roles for as long as possible if the OTP is on board and the author continues to give her blessing what more do we really need?